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   V-R Docusate Calcium

V-R Docusate Calcium
Docusate-Oral


V-R Docusate Calcium helps fluids to mix with the stool to keep them from becoming hard or dry. It is used to treat constipation.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Surfak, Dc-240, Docusate Calcium, Docucal, Sur-Q-Lax, Sulfolax, Stool Softener, Docucal-240, Calcium Stool Softener, Shure Lax
 
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v-R Docusate Calcium
Surfak, Dc-240, Docusate Calcium, Docucal, Sur-Q-Lax, Sulfolax, Stool Softener, Docucal-240, Calcium Stool Softener, Shure Lax

Uses
V-R Docusate Calcium helps fluids to mix with the stool to keep them from becoming hard or dry. It is used to treat constipation.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • Swallow capsules and tablets whole with a full glass of water or juice.
  • The liquid and syrup forms must be given in 6 to 8 ounces of milk or juice to prevent throat irritation.
  • Relief is usually obtained in 1 to 3 days after first dose.

Side Effects
  • V-R Docusate Calcium may cause stomach ache, cramping or irritated throat (liquid and syrup forms).
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience: skin rash, rectal bleeding, lack of bowel movements.
  • Frequent use of laxatives can cause dehydration and loss of essential nutrients.
  • Symptoms include muscle cramps, muscle weakness or dizziness.
  • Maintain an adequate fluid intake while using V-R Docusate Calcium.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Do not take aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor) or mineral oil while taking stool softeners.
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, do not take over-the-counter stool softeners (or any other nonprescription medication) without obtaining your doctor s advice.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • V-R Docusate Calcium is not recommended for use with mineral oil.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially aspirin.

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